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The Next Steps with Grace Mehan DeVito

  • 29 Jun 2019
  • 10:00 AM
  • 30 Jun 2019
  • 4:00 PM
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  • The Next Steps with Grace DeVito
    Portrait Workshop
    June 28 & 29, 2019
    Weston, CT
  • The Next Steps with Grace DeVito
    Portrait Workshop
    June 28 & 29, 2019
    Weston, CT

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The Next Steps 

with Grace Mehan DeVito   

CSOPA* Portrait Oil Painting Weekend Workshop

Learn the Next Steps in taking a portrait further along to a finish.

Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30 

10 am - 12:30 pm Demo

1 - 4 pm Paint with Instruction

 Cindy Wagner Studio, Weston, CT

(address provided to attendees)

  Highlights include:

> How to take a portrait further along to a finish
> How to use the reference you’ve taken and manipulate it in PhotoShop with some basic tools
> How to take your painted studies and use them to make better finished portraits

SPACE IS LIMITED for DEMOS and even more so for PAINTING. Register today to avoid disappointment.

We are excited to offer this advanced course! A live model will be there and every artist will have a different vantage point. Photos of the model set up will be sent approximately six weeks prior to the weekend. Position selections will be made on a first-come-first-serve basis. The first to pay for their registration will be #1 and have their pick of any position. The next registrant will be #2 and pick from remaining images and so on... Artist should arrive prepared with a blocked-in canvas work on Next Steps with approximately the same view of model. Alternatively, students may work from their own photo and block-in.

Registration Types (Sold out, but you should be able to sign up for wait list online or email

#1 Nonmember for full weekend: $200

#2 CSOPA Member  for full weekend: $175

Wait List  Nonmember or Member once maximum is reached.

CSOPA Membership  Please be sure your member status and profile are up to date. Join CSOPA or renew now.:

Click "Register" lower left to sign up online securely with PayPal (preferred method)

or mail a copy of this page with your check payable to CSOPA c/o Michel Delafontaine, 29 Legendary Circle, Rye Brook, NY 10573. 

RMaterials list for oil painters and Cindy's Weston address will be provided to registered attendees. Artists working pastels may also attend with their own materials for instruction on composition.

REFUND POLICY: Cancellations made up to thirty days prior to the event (May 3) receive 100% refund. Cancellations made May 3 to May 31 receive 80% refund. Cancellations after May 31 receive 50% refund.

*Sponsored by The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists

Block-In Sample from prior Step by Step DeVito workshop

For The Next Steps, registrants will be sent photos of a new model to choose from on a first-come-first-serve basis. Have the major shapes of new model roughly indicated with no detail (similar to stage represented above) when you arrive on Saturday.


Few artists achieve results as exquisite as those found in portraits by Grace Mehan DeVito. Come learn techniques she has honed over decades as a professional artist. 

Learn more about our acclaimed instructor from her website:


Event Director, Michel Delafontaine,
(914) 319-4059 - cell/text

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